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1 July 2015
Maurtius' parliament confirmed Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, a world-renowned biodiversity scientist, as the country's first female president.
25 June 2015
In the image, a man wears the national Iranian football team's jersey, thrusting a bottle of dishwashing liquid reminiscent of players holding up the World Cup trophy.
24 June 2015
Social Media Analysis: How an Iranian Kurdish Woman's Death Triggered a Regional Social Media Conflict
Social media controversy following the accidental death of a hotel chambermaid underscored systemic discrimination ethnic minorities face in Iran and the emerging role of Internet censorship in this milieu.
23 June 2015
"...perhaps it's about time to change things up so that women are the ones that have the power."
Australia's Matildas gave a stunning performance against Brazil (1-0) to reach the quarter finals of football's Women's World Cup in Canada.
21 June 2015
Citizen Media Shows Why India Is Unlikely to Reach Its Millennium Goals Target for Maternal Mortality
India is behind both Nepal and Bangladesh in terms of reducing maternal mortalities. States where the caste system is embedded, religious minorities and migrants suffer most.
20 June 2015
An American executive's arrest has highlighted Japan's zero-tolerance attitude towards illegal drugs, including those legal in other countries.
There's a new animated superhero coming soon to TV screens in India. Not Spiderman. Not the Indredible Hulk. It's India's Olympic champion boxer, Mary Kom.
19 June 2015
The #NiUnaMenos Movement Takes to Argentina's Streets and Social Media to Protest Violence Against Women
The #NiUnaMenos campaign protesting against femicides in Argentina has gathered groups of different political beliefs and social standing.
18 June 2015
The First Mesoamerican Community Film and Radio Festival began on June 10 in Oaxaca and will continue on to various countries in the region from later in June.